Welcome to Year 2

Spring Term in Year 2

Our Theme this term is Creativity!

The inspirational texts on this terms bookshelf will inspire our learning across the curriculum.

We are looking forward to sharing these texts and learning about how the characters in them demonstrate creativity. We will share our understanding of what it means to be creative and continue to draw upon how our understanding of this develops over the term. We will be thinking about how we ourselves and those around us demonstrate creative qualities and how being creative can help you to solve problems and achieve your goals.  

Within our English learning, we will continue to develop our story writing skills by trying to include elaborate setting and character descriptions as well as ensuring we use expanded noun phrases and past tense verbs. We will also look more closely at writing from different points of view, for example writing diary entries, letters and instructions.  

We will continue our science topic ‘Living things and their Habitats’, focusing on animal adaptations and food chains. We’re really looking forward to our trip to Chester Zoo and will prepare a range of questions to ask the zoo keepers!  

In maths we will continue to practise strategies for addition and subtraction and developing our understanding of multiplication and applying this to begin to understand division as well as fractions. 

To top it all off we will celebrate Lunar New Year, World Book Day and Science week! Crikey, it’s going to be another busy term! 

Our curriculum is underpinned by the school drivers:

Collaboration: Collaboration goes hand in hand with creativity, we will work together to solve problems thinking about each of our individual skills and how we might best utilise these.  

Possibilities: Perseverance and resilience are life-long skills. We will be exploring, learning from our mistakes and continue practise the motto ‘Don’t waste a good mistake, learn from it’.

Respect: We will continue to respect our school environment, our friends and each other’s personal space as well as learn about how to look after animals.

Technology: In the ever-changing world of technology, we will learn about digital images in various forms and begin to explore the PowerPoint programme.

The Year 2 Team: 

Mrs Calthorpe & Mrs Illidge – 2CI Class Teachers

Miss Mimnagh – 2LM Class Teacher 

Mrs Duffy & Miss Arnfield – Learning Support Assistants


Important information:  

  • PE kits will be kept in school and returned at the end of each half term.   
  • Please make sure your child’s book bag containing their reading books, reading record is brought into school every day.   
  • Reading books will be changed weekly.  
  • Home Learning will include daily reading, weekly spellings, and a maths or SPAG task each week.  
    *Please continue to sign your child’s reading record book daily 
  • Teachers will be available every day before and after school to receive messages, celebrate successes and answer any questions.   


As always, there will be lots of learning and exciting activities going on in Year 2 this term.

Follow us on X (formerly twitter) at @CHPSYR2 to see what we get up to! 


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